Victoria Police Entrance Exam Numerical Reasoning Ratio Questions


Numerical Reasoning | Ratio Questions | Formula

There are several ways a ratio style numerical reasoning question might be asked in the Victoria Police Entrance Exam. In this video, we’ll take a look at a simply ratio style question and work through a method of resolving the question.

Let’s take a look at a sample numerical reasoning question involving a few chooks

“Chook Chook Farm” is a little hobby farm owned by Mr and Mrs Smith.

Let’s take a look at the numbers:

  • The farm has 3 sheds with 7 chooks in each shed.
  • The ratio of white to brown chooks is 3 to 4.
  • Each chook lays one egg per day.
  • One morning Mr Smith went to collect the eggs and found that half the brown chook eggs were broken
  • Mr Smith gave away the white chook eggs to his neighbours
  • He shared the remaining eggs with his wife
  • Mr and Mrs Smith enjoyed half of the eggs each for breakfast

How many eggs did they have each?
Watch the video to find out the answer 🙂

About the Author

Russell Kempster

Russell Kempster

Russ spent 12 years as a police officer with Victoria Police. The last four years of that time was spent at the Victoria Police Academy as an instructor, where he taught everything from fitness to firearms. He has trained police applicants, as well as recruits undergoing their initial training, experienced serving police officers and was even called on by Victoria Police to help train other would-be police academy instructors.

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